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The Surf Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Chennai, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The front office people were very courteous and helpful. Rooms-very well maintained and the view was excellent. Bathrooms-very spacious. The swimming pools-well maintained. The spread in the buffet was varied. Housekeeping was not up to the mark as we expected. Best beach-facing resort we've ever stayed in.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Food is very spicy esp the local cuisine. Limited spread for vegetarians . Good location. 3 big pools. No lift. Friendly staff. Rooms are large and spacious. Most rooms face the beach thus offering a good view.. .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Checked early in the morning around 3am. Night manager was probably too tired and barely smiled back to us. Asked for passports and that's it. Of course, you can't expect much empathy at this time of the night, but honestly, was it so difficult to at least squeeze out a few greeting words? Were given probably the worst room right...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

HI - I travelled solo female last weekend. The Surf is a lovely hotel for some sun / sand / beach fun. The waiters are all very kind. The food is combination of cultural food as well as western and Chinese cuisine. There're two pools on either side of the hotel with an outdoor cafe - I like that they...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have rather given Good but there is no option here for that. The location is excellent rite in the beach. The food is not that great, its okay. Dont go to the sea food restaurant the food quality is horrible. The rooms really needs a pest control and the corridors needs to be repaired. While rains water will...

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Chennai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there as part of the Ol' boys reunion. 24 of us, some meeting after more than a decade or so. We were there to just catch up and get pissed, which we did in style. That was the only agenda for the 4 nights we spent there. The beer's cheap.. and I suggest if you're planning on doing a...

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for just two nights. Enjoyed room near the swim up pool. Room was clean and comfortable. Good wifi. Buffet breakfast has wide variety of Sri Lankan and Indian breakfast. Omelettes also, there were also cereals but I did not bother, if you're travelling eat local foods. There are three restaurant but they seem to cook centrally and bring...

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, swimming pool, clean and comfortable rooms, spa and breakfast buffet. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking your...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed there over the long weekend and the hotel was full on occupancy yet the service was amazing. we were served tea with snacks complementary from the hotel since it was a special occasion for us. it was a very nice gesture and made us feel special. the food was delicious, add to that the weather was perfect and...

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, services and foods. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review on our...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire hotel is beach facing and the view from the room's balcony is really splendid. Kids had a wonderful time in the beach and the swimming pool is also quite huge. The breakfast buffet was good but being vegetarians, we were not able to manage lunch or dinner from the restaurant here. Though most of the people will be...

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location and breakfast buffet. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful pool, access to the beach and a lovely room & balcony all added up to a lovely stay. The welcome drink was delicious and the only one we enjoyed in Sri Lanka, the hotel was full of Chinese tourists so steer clear of the buffet and visit either Der Cafe or the seafood restaurant instead for a much more...

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, breakfast buffet. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review on our hotel....

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Price Range: ₹ 4,536 - ₹ 14,581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Surf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
Lihiniya Surf Bentota
Hotel Lihiniya Surf
Lihiniya Surf Hotel
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#5 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#6 Family Hotel in Bentota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“if you're doing excursions ask hotel for a breakfast travel box which will be provided free”
Nov1273, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Sea food restaurant is horrible. Better you go to the buffet restaurant.”
bibinjac, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“i recommend the Dlx rooms since its more private”
AndyMartenstyn, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Avoid 239 it's next to the karaoke bar”
Ade_and_Jessica, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ground floor rooms are mazing as they open into the beach...”
SandhyaShivaswamy, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
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